Connect by Defining Your Goals Purpose:
Many of us use the “SMART ” system for goal setting, defined as; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Considering more them 70% of goals are never met; there seems to be something missing in our goal setting. This missing ingredient could be an emotional connection. People rarely change because the set a goal, change comes when they are emotionally compelled to change. Let’s discover how using emotions connected to your goal will assist you in goal achievement.
The difference between achieving or not achieving your goal, could be as simple as answering the question “WHY”. Defining your goals purpose explains the benefit you personally will receive from achieving a goal. This purpose can create a strong emotional connection between you and the goal. The stronger the emotional connection, the easier it is to stay committed to the goals successful realization, even when in the past you may have given up, when challenges arose.
Behavior research states it takes 90 days to prepare for change, learn what and how to change, put change into action and manage change. The likely hood of relapse lessens after you have successfully managed your goals for 90 days. So the goal is to connect with your goal emotionally and stay focused on achieving your goal for more than 90 days.
Uncover the benefit of “Why?”
Take the time necessary to create an emotional connection, uncover the “why” behind your desired goal by asking using the “why?” question technique.
“Why?” Question Technique
Begin by identifying a few goals. Then choose one goal to focus on during this activity. Now define your “why?”, by asking a series of questions. Continue asking and recording questions until you discover the emotional connection to your goal, end the activity by asking “Is there anything else?”, listen for, then write your feelings in the space provided. The more emotional connection you feel to the goal, the quicker you can achieve the goal.
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“Why?” Question Technique
Identify a goal and write it here:
Question: “Why” would achieving this goal be important to you?
Is there anything more?
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